Producer: Standing Stone Vineyards
Region: Seneca Lake AVA
Blend: 100% saperavi
ABV: 12%
Price: $19*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Standing Stone Vineyards 2018 “Teinturier” Saperavi Rose

Standing Stone Vineyards 2018 "Teinturier" Saperavi Rose

88 points

You probably know that most red wine grape juice is clear, like white wine grapes and that red wines get their color (among other things) from the skins. Teinturiers like saperavi, on the other hand, have red/tinted pulp. It should come as no surprise that this rose is a striking shade of pink that is darker than most rose.

Red fruit aromas like cranberry and pomegranate are made a bit more complex by notes of lime zest, lemon verbena, and white flowers.

Well-structured and balanced, the dry palate offers a punch of red fruits with lime at the edges. It's not complex, but it's vibrant and almost tart on the finish.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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